Miranda Siegel

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    Berlinale: Can Harvey Weinstein Help Ryan Reynolds With His McConaissance?In the Woman in Gold.
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    Bale, Portman on Malick’s Knight of CupsThe film premiered Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival.
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    Berlin: What Got Cut From the Nymphomaniac: Volume I Director’s Cut?A lot of explicit sex, for starters.
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    Wes Anderson and Cast on Grand Budapest HotelAt the Berlin premiere, Bill Murray explains that he is paid in stale bread.
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    The 20 Essential Documentaries of the CenturyIncluding Spellbound, Fahrenheit 9/11, Exit Through the Gift Shop, and more.
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    Rufus and Martha Wainwright on Family Memories, Jealousy, and Fame“Did you get your name on the Gap commercial?”
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    Damien Echols on Tattoos, Life After Prison, and West of MemphisThe face of the West Memphis Three is now a painter and newbie tattoo artist.
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    Chelsea Gallerists on Hurricane Sandy’s Damage and Their Reopening PlansA portrait of the flood.
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    Vulture Recommends: If You Still Buy DVDs, You Should Buy TheseNot everything can be streamed!
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    Andrew Rannells Talks Slapping Marnie on Girls“I’m curious to see what the reaction is.”
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    Girls’ Charlie on His Drippy Sex Scenes“I’m not as big of a talker as Charlie. I keep my mouth shut. Or at least I would if I were him.”
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    The Twenty Most Titillating Works at Frieze Art FairFrom French horns with guacamole in them to sculptures made from cheap umbrellas.
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    James Franco on ‘Superficial’ Bloggers“When I do something else, their comments are just completely uninformed and stupid.”
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    Juliette Binoche Takes On Prostitution and Fame“I think it’s a slavery.”
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    Johnny Knoxville on His SXSW Boy Scout Comedy, the Future of Jackass, and Going to Hell“I was raised Southern Baptist, so I don’t know how mom’s gonna feel about seeing me on a cross.”
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    Melissa Leo on Sucking a Kitten’s Paw, Playing Sad Characters, and Acting Without Vanity“The entire industry is filled with, and by and large run by, wannabes. And bless their hearts; I’m glad they have jobs.”
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    Billy Bob Thornton on Jayne Mansfield’s Car and the Rumor His Next Film Is About Angelina Jolie [UPDATE]“We haven’t even started on this movie yet! And the idea has nothing to do with the way I met her or anything to do with her.”
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    Wim Wenders on the Bittersweet Making of His 3-D Pina Bausch Documentary“We had planned to do it together for so long, and then I found myself standing there alone, doing it with the dancers.”
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    Tilda Swinton on We Need to Talk About Kevin, Her Fratricidal Tendencies, and the ‘Maternal Instinct’ Myth“I was aware, when I gave birth to my twins, that it was a lucky break that I was so into them.”
  20. Can the Super-Wealthy Arab City of Doha Buy Its Way Into Being the Next Cannes?The extravagant Doha Tribeca Film Festival wants to spend until it becomes a film mecca — it’s just lacking the actual filmmakers.
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    Film Festival Audience Can’t Handle Muppet Joy“I didn’t fly all the way down here for this. I like Muppets, just don’t do it at a film festival.”
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    Charlotte Gainsbourg on Melancholia and the Emotional Toll of Working With Lars Von Trier“I spent a whole shoot being scared all the time.”
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    Felicity Jones on Like Crazy, Improvising With Anton Yelchin, and Working On Her American Accent“Five slayebs o’ bloo cheeze, ‘n’ maybe a snack fer our Brother Bob.”
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    Joe Berlinger on Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory and the West Memphis Three’s Release From Prison“Of course we go through this range of emotions, from the selfish concern, ‘What are we going to do about the title?’”
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    Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud on Chicken With Plums, Fighting Like Brother and Sister, and Unrealistic Romantic Comedies“In these movies I always see these women looking at this guy, ‘Does he love me?’ And from the second they get married it is so f-cking boring.”
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    Bobcat Goldthwait on Working Through His Personal Rage With God Bless America“Unfortunately, other people have to suffer through my therapy.”
  27. toronto film festival
    The New Anti–Sarah Palin Documentary Won’t Make Many Haters HappyLet’s see which — if any — of documentarian Nick Broomfield’s “revelations” in ‘Sarah Palin: You Betcha!’ actually draw blood.
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    The 15 Most Titillating Things at the Venice BiennaleHuman-sized candles, simulated elevators, and infested-wound vagina dentata made out of packing tape, to name three.
  29. tribeca film festival
    25 Films to See at the Tribeca Film FestivalWe’ve screened nearly all of the fest’s 93 movies: Here are the tickets you want to buy.
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    Rainn Wilson on Super and The Office Without Steve CarellThe effect of Steve Carell’s departure from ‘The Office’ will be “85 percent downfall, 15 percent brilliant re-creation.”
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    SXSW Award-Sweeping Robbie Pickering on His Surprise Comedy Natural SelectionThis is a guy you’re going to want to look out for.
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    Channing Tatum on Why The Eagle Is Not Homoerotic, Even If He and Jamie Bell Are Having Sex“Jamie and I have a bromance. We’ve been having sex for a few years now.”
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    Let’s Listen to Lars von Trier’s New DVD Commentary on the Grossest Parts of AntichristWhat does a director say while watching his own genital mutilation scene?
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    Our Most Controversial Female Celebrities, EmbroideredBritney Spears, Kate Gosselin, Amanda Knox, and more, throw-pillow-style. And with bonus phrenology!
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    Nowhere Boy’s Kristin Scott Thomas: ‘These Uptight, Repressed Women, Those Are the Ones They Call Me For’“I think French film audiences are far more nonjudgmental about the way women look. There isn’t this obsession with facial lines. They actually like women.”
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    Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen Get Spiritual“He can’t even program a VCR. And people don’t even have them anymore.”
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    Sarah Silverman: No Longer the ‘Bitchy Friend’“You know … sometimes when you’re running from lasers, you just have to like pretend you’re running from lasers.”
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    Geoffrey Rush Gets Revenge on England“And this very old-school drama teacher went: ‘You common little colonial.’”
  39. art candy
    See MoMA’s Massive Matisse ShowThe artist himself named two of the works on view among his most “pivotal.”
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    See Martin Schoeller’s Feeling Portraits of Female BodybuildersShock gives way to admiration.
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    Two Decades of Eccentric Coney Island SunbathersBruce Gilden’s shots of amorous youngsters and wrinkled grannies.
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    See Alison Elizabeth Taylor Capture Bleak Decay in Wood ‘Paintings’A shotgun hole, a kicked-through wall … all in wood inlay.
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    Blockbuster Auction Evidence of Art-Theater Synergy?Rothko painting, play do very, very well.
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    Julian Faulhaber’s Eerily Pristine PhotosFaulhaber achieves his unique effects through long exposures — ten to twenty seconds — and a clever use of artificial light.
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    Lee Bontecou’s Mesmerizing ArtBefore 2003, she had spent decades avoiding the art world in rural Pennsylvania.
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    Kim In Sook’s Spy-Like PhotosThe artist has meticulously staged creepy scenarios using actors and props.
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    Michel Gondry on The Thorn in the HeartThe visionary director turns the camera on his own family.
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    See Paintings by Otto DixHis witty, brilliant oil portraits are highly stylized, titillatingly grotesque, and endlessly fascinating.
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    See R. Crumb’s Book of GenesisThis somewhat lurid graphic novel was an instant sensation upon its debut.
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    Pieter Hugo’s Photos on Nigerian CinemaHugo sets up his own “film stills” based on common themes in Nigerian movies, resulting in sharp, strong images with narratives all their own.
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